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Dynamic speech sharpening

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An enhanced system for speech interpretation is provided. The system may include receiving a user verbalization and generating one or more preliminary interpretations of the verbalization by identifying one or more phonemes in the verbalization. An acoustic grammar may be used to map the phonemes to syllables or words, and the acoustic grammar may include one or more linking elements to reduce a search space associated with the grammar. The preliminary interpretations may be subject to various post-processing techniques to sharpen accuracy of the preliminary interpretation. A heuristic model may assign weights to various parameters based on a context, a user profile, or other domain knowledge. A probable interpretation may be identified based on a confidence score for each of a set of candidate interpretations generated by the heuristic model. The model may be augmented or updated based on various information associated with the interpretation of the verbalization.

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VOICEBOX TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATIONBELLEVUE, WA, US38

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Di, Cristo Philippe Bellevue, WA 25 1235
Ke, Min Bothell, WA 15 706
Kennewick, Robert A Seattle, WA 51 2710
Tjalve, Michael Bellevue, WA 25 795

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